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Hotel-OTA Relationships a Hot Topic at AAHOA Convention

Hotel-OTA Relationships a Hot Topic at AAHOA Convention

The hotel industry’s love-hate relationship with online travel agencies was a hot topic during a CEO panel at the Asian American Hotel Owners Association annual convention last week in Philadelphia. As distribution costs continue to rise, hotel companies are challenged ...

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Online Channels Continue to Lead Bookings in 2014

Online Channels Continue to Lead Bookings in 2014

In the fourth quarter (Q4) 2013, online channels which include Online Travel Agents (OTAs), hotel websites (Brand.com) and global distribution systems (GDS) used by travel agents continued to experience year-over-year growth in hotel room nights booked, according to data from ...

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Study: OTA Loyalty Program Membership Remains Low

Study: OTA Loyalty Program Membership Remains Low

In the past five years, online travel sales have grown from $93-Billion to over $160-Billion, with hotel reservations accounting for almost 40 percent of this total volume. Online Travel Agency (OTA) websites are responsible for one-third of the online hotel ...

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Online Bookings Remain Strong in Third Quarter

Online Bookings Remain Strong in Third Quarter

NEW YORK—In the third quarter (Q3) 2013, online channels which include Online Travel Agents (OTAs) and hotel websites (Brand.com) continued to experience the most growth in hotel bookings, according to data from the TravelClick North American Distribution Review (NADR). The ...

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